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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By Battara
First, we have addressed the barong in many...

First, we have addressed the barong in many threads. I have mentioned the same thing over the years because each Moro tribe has it's own unique version of okir/ukkil. I agree with Xasterix's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By Battara
Yeah I would place tourist, or at least low...

Yeah I would place tourist, or at least low quality, as that of not being well made to be not very functional, although there are pieces that are now only jewelry made of expensive materials, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By Battara
I guess for me it is a problem of quality, use,...

I guess for me it is a problem of quality, use, and age.

Tourist quality I rate as low. However, if a piece is modern with high quality and still in use by a culture, i.e. the Omani khanjar for...
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Battara
Uh........Fernando, this link didn't work for me.

Uh........Fernando, this link didn't work for me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Battara
Nice example. Makes me think this is from WWI

Nice example. Makes me think this is from WWI
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Battara
Here is some of the research I found on an...

Here is some of the research I found on an example nearly identical to mine. This is from "The Art and Culture of Bali", with the description on p.74.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Battara
What is the significance of this kind of painting...

What is the significance of this kind of painting on this type of keris?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Battara
Oh yes I remember these pictures, thank you Alan....

Oh yes I remember these pictures, thank you Alan. You can see Balinese priests cutting with knives like this.

The pitting is due to the tool I used on such thin spaces, unfortunately. I learned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Battara
Here is the butt:

Here is the butt:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Battara
Bali Ritual Knife

Greetings folks,

This is a Balinese ritual knife I got years ago, but it has taken this long to restore. The first picture will show how I got it with 90% of the silver inlay gone. Following that...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th March 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Battara
So helpful Kai thank you. CITES: Didn't know. ...

So helpful Kai thank you.

CITES: Didn't know. Well fortunately these were given to me and the giver can't remember the origins. But then when the Creator brings me sacred objects, I dare not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By Battara
Oh I agree. During WWII and earlier ball...

Oh I agree. During WWII and earlier ball bearings were not as plentiful as spring steel. Yes good iron ore was hard to find and thus laminations of poorer steel with better steel. And the north...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th March 2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Battara
No thoughts, anyone? :confused:

No thoughts, anyone? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,066
Posted By Battara
I just love Scottish stuff. That picture of...

I just love Scottish stuff.

That picture of all those Scottish baskethilts is just brilliant! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,110
Posted By Battara
I also wonder if folks think that since northern...

I also wonder if folks think that since northern blades are not laminated like the southern blades, they must be scrap crap. The problem with this is that the Spanish and others shared techniques...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th March 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Battara
I think the first word on the right is “Allah”

I think the first word on the right is “Allah”
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Battara
My pleasure 😇

My pleasure 😇
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th March 2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Battara
Amazon Feathers - what are they for?

A couple of years ago I was given these Amazon feathers. I think they are sacred for for ceremonial use.

My questions:

1. Am I right about these feathers being sacred?

2. What tribe are they from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Battara
Here are the resized pictures:

Here are the resized pictures:
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd March 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Battara
SOLD. Many thanks. :D

SOLD. Many thanks. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Battara
Very kind of you Bob, thank you. I will...

Very kind of you Bob, thank you. I will certainly miss all of you. This is the 2nd pilgrimage I made each year.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Battara
Robert that is a good point on the ribbon. I have...

Robert that is a good point on the ribbon. I have seen those on these pieces as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,050
Posted By Battara
Thank you. 😊 After all this is a good...

Thank you. 😊

After all this is a good thread. We don’t get to hear as much about this type of weapon scholastically.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Battara
A silver sword! 😳 Thanks not only for...

A silver sword! 😳

Thanks not only for posting this but also for the background story for context. 😊
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,050
Posted By Battara
As long as it doesn’t get personal or ugly....

As long as it doesn’t get personal or ugly. 😊
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